The University of Maryland and the University of California, Irvine are collaborating in a large and exciting project about reading in families with very young children. The primary goal of Baby Books 2 (BB2) is to help first-time mothers and fathers with young children (9 to 30 months of age) who speak English or Spanish read books designed specifically for their babies. In particular, we are interested in learning about how reading in families affects parents as well as children’s growth and development. Currently, most research on reading to young children has been focused on mothers. By including fathers as well as bilingual families, we hope to help create better programs and supports for children and both of their parents.
The purpose of this website is to spread the word about BB2 project. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.